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in the obama era." and it is, it is a book about change. and so let me talk a little bit about obama, his day, and it was really his vision of change. um, you know, there are kind of three interesting questions that you could ask about obama as an author. i think one of them is sort of is this obama guy for real, right? i mean, you know, we see him, he's this kind of no drama obama, the cerebral, low blood pressure, comfortable in his skin sort of aloof, kind of comically reasonable alpha male, right? but then there's this other literature out there where he's this, you know, kind of insane right-wing socialist -- left-wing socialist. [laughter] that in the right-wing literature. and then even in the mainstream he's often kind of this feckless, bumbling, can't do anything right guy whenever the economy is bad and his approval ratings are bad. my sort of spoiler alert is that in my book the obama's kind of that same guy you read about. the sort of left-of-center technocrat, pragmatic, data-oriented, kind of this biracial nate silver with some swag, i guess. [laughter] you know, he's -- you kno
of the american population fell for the empty montra of hope and change. the obama administration was going to be that transcendent administration that brought us all together. that is why barack obama earned the white house because he said he was going to be the great uniter. remember that beautiful inaugural address? it was glorious. he said to conservatives, i want to listen to you, especially when we disagree. okay. nice, beautiful, beautiful idea. he was going to meet with conservatives in congress once a week. that was a great idea too. he meant twice, twice, two times. three days after that beautiful speech, the conservatives in congress came to the white house, and they had a meeting, and eric cantor, congressman from virginia, articulated the conservative perspective on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do it. you know what obama said three days after he said i'll listen to you, especially when we disagree. he said, you lost, i won, i trump you on that. he said he wants the folks who got us into the mess to do less talking and more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want
. [applause] >> the associate press reported that president obama will make a pair of personnel announcements in a few moments expected to nominate chuck hagel as the next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser john brennan to be the next head of the cia. announcements set for just after one o'clock eastern from the east room of the white house. live coverage will be on our companion network, c-span. join us later today for two q&a programs starting at 6 p.m. eastern, focusing on george may onsowfort professor walterwomans talk -- walter williams, and his libertarian views and how he's been a guest host on the rush limbaugh show. we discuss "citizen soldier" which gets underway at 6 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> i think cybersecurity remains the top priority because of the national security implications. we saw that congress failed to reach an agreement on cybersecurity legislation on 2012 as many would have predicted. they remain far apart because industry is very opposed to any sort of cyber security standards. >> i think another big issue is going to be implementing the incentiv
a mid sized college team being dropped into the super bowl, and we don't understand this yet. the obama people never quit. they kept offices open in '09, in '10, in '11. i think there were 53 offices in north carolina alone. and this is why i'm doing this six month study at gingrich productions which i've entitled lessons to learn. we don't have lessons learned right now. we don't know what we're talking about. when you see these guys on tv who wasted millions of dollars as consultants explaining what they now think, what you know is they don't. [laughter] because they haven't taken enough time to learn anything. i mean, this is a serious crisis of the conservative movement and the republican party because if we don't figure out the new game, we're not going to be, we're not going to be competitive for a generation or or more. that's how serious it is. i mean, don't assume we're going to win in '16 because we'll nominate some clever person who has the appropriate ethnic background and articulates better than mitt did. mitt got about what mccain got, which was about what dole got, which
. it is a device to get us running down the road so we expect whatever obama wants because otherwise we have failed to fiscal cliff and how can you be a patriot if you don't do what the fiscal cliff requires. it is much like the land of the wizard of oz where there will be this person hiding behind a machine who will say, raise taxes now. if you don't raise taxes now, you violate the fiscal cliff. do any of you want to be the person who stands up and destroys america by averting the fiscal cliff? you want to go on the national networks and explain that you don't care that america is going to die late on thursday? it's all right if that's the kind of person you are. let the police know that now because we will never schedule you. you'll never be on television because after all you are clearly weird. [laughter] so let me say that there is no fiscal cliff. there are conservatives and republicans are demoralized. get over it. we did a number of stupid things. we faced a those who worked harder, were smarter than we were, one of ronald reagan's most important statements was february of 1975 in washingto
. and perhaps the election of obama what i take from it that's positive i think a lot of people aspire to that. so, you know, this is the time. i think it is a historic opportunity and some philosophers said danger and opportunity tend to come together and we have both right now. >> let's hear your words. >> well, the occupied movement was the first movement in recent history to respond rationally to the new configuration of power, to the corporate today what is called the system of the inverted totalitarianism. it was an understanding of the formal mechanisms of power no longer work to carry out the end incremental or piecemeal reform as they were designed to do. essentially we are trapped in a system of political paralysis. there is an inability on the part of government to respond rationally and it is a constant theme in paul krugman's columns to the problems that beset us whether that is climate change, or whether that is the financial collapse, the mortgage crisis, the chronic underemployment, unemployment, the fact that a million people a year go bankrupt because they can't pay their med
, and we also have reports that president obama issued a secret directive that address some of the administration and the private sector. regardless, we will see more action on cybersecurity coming out. it is still a difficult process. >> host: we go back to the secret directive. >> guest: it's very difficult to say. neutrality could be a big issue in the next year. they are considering the ftc's rules and accept the sec back to square one, whether it's a push in congress to enact a law, a possibility that i don't see the house republicans going for. >> host: tuesday the court making a decision and having neutrality on the. >> guest: if they uphold the rule, then they will be safe and i will be the standard now. whether the sec has the power regulate the services of the 21st century. >> host: another guess that we have today is eliza krigman. >> guest: thank you for having me on the show. i would agree with brendan sasso. when you look at regulating the internet, which is of course the most important platform and and communications right now, i think the conventional wisdom
that was committed to his destruction like the republican congress is committed to barack obama's downfall in his first term. he did work with them and also machiavellian maneuvers that he had outlasted them and he outmaneuvered them. they refused to confirm any of his appointments and then there was a famous massacre they called it the more the city council had a meeting and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested or indicted or convicted of various kinds such as insurance fraud and fixing races at a local tribe. to buddy used that. "the l.a. times" came to town and did a feature about him and he said in the general population, something like one in 10,000 on the providence city council is one in eight. the genius of buddy as he could connect with people. your charm, charisma. he'd walk in to reminisce there were a hundred people coming into the election, he'd go to the one that hated him and when that person over and invariably he could. they said he would go to the opening of an envelope that he would show up in any event. our member be make a reporter
've also had reports the economists reported that president obama addressed a secret executive collaboration between b the administration and the private sector. we will see more action, i think, in the first half. legislation still seems a very difficult proposition. >> host: go back to that secret directive. will that become public at some point or reviewed by congress? >> guest: it's very difficult to say. as i said, it's not something that's been reported quite a bit. there was only a passing reference in the december 8th issue of the economists, but it essentially addresses one of the most controversial aspects of the cybersecurity regime which is how the government helps private sector companies, whether or not that is legal under current law because there are rules against sharing information with the government from private sector companies, especially regarding their climates. again, there's very little known about that. what we do know is the government is very insistent that there needs to be some sort of rules change that would enable the programs that already take
. at the same time he's in many ways a more progressive than president obama who is unfortunately the favorite politician of the progressive left, such as it is. i mean, your president obama who has expanded the president's powers to unilaterally imprison beyond even george bush is a time. ron paul is a guy who gave 7000 college students to boo a mere mention of the bill signed by president obama. your president too, who has started new unauthorized wars with the drug program and presided over continuing gigantic defense budget bigger than any in world history and ron paul campaign some the other hand for peace and withdraw the u.s. military from the world. you've got obama who wants to expand every aspect of the war on drugs, including state legal medical marijuana. ron paul thinks government attempts to arrest people for actions that harm them at themselves are inherently less legitimate. the obama administration has set records in deportations. ron paul is saying to a republican debate the border walls are essentially un-american. on this wide range of issue in protecting people from concen
it, she was very, very shrewd about cramming things through, and we believe the barack obama got it partially because she dragged the research. we have reason to believe that he would be advisers read this book and they got the move quickly so imagine there was a feeling in the administration to put health care off until things settle down a little bit. the point man for health care had a tax problem. he was suddenly no one great part of the administration team and a lot of people said its february of the first year let's put this off. some of the people in the room put it off and it never passed. now imagine if they had put it off to the point where bill clinton actually put health care on the congressional hopper that would be the first month of the second year january of 2010 what happens in january of 2010? scott brown wins the special election and health care would never have passed. lesson number one, move fast. there's lots of other lessons. one of our favorites is learn to lose. often you lose a case, but what do you do with your loss? example, harry truman loses health c
. kennedy stood up to those people . >> 2009 obama had the confer result with the generals pressing him on afghanistan, the serbs there. >> into this, but i want to hear you talk about it. as american foreign policy in a grand sense changed and all? it has been over for more than 20 years now. and is the u.s. still seeing the world as its oyster to be cracked open, so the speech? >> it's your own question. >> i want to hear you talk about it. we assume yes. >> again, not a historian. i came to this from the outside, but it's just a heartbreaker. there was a season of pisa ladies with the reagan and gorbachev reaching some agreements on nuclear arms, and then when bush comes into office in january of '89 and of course dukakis was my choice come and he was leading in the race, but be that as a make and a bush comes in. he has a golden opportunity. this is the german moment. this is -- gorbachev is offering and, as he said, and oyster. take all the soviet troops out of eastern europe. he's going to let nato take over germany, united germany. data can have germany as long as nato doesn't go
there u.s. domestic politics, president obama did not want to further alienate the powerful domestic public ownership lobby, gun ownership lobby prior to the election. that was a problem. we had a terrible tragedy this weekend seems to have changed opinion in the states. first of all do you think, terrible thing to say, have a positive effect on actually getting agreement from the united states? but secondly, and you mentioned other armed export countries you want on board, to what extent is it countries like russia and china actually will determine how effective a treaty is if it is finally agreed by consensus? >> to the last comment, the treaty that involves those countries that sign and ratify it will be dramatically more effective. russia is a major arms exporter as is the united states. and so we do want them in it. i think it is too early to say, really it's, analysis of u.s. domestic politics, well the u.s. politicians might find difficult at the moment to say how the terrible outrage last week may have affected this but we had reached a point in july with the inclusion of amm
glad that we had the obama's and romney is and all the rest of them. and also i'm not always in favor of it. you see, we have been married this summer 50 years. and we have been a team for 50 years. [applause] >> the decision was 100% beginning with me. and of course she shared my view. and people say well, you know, she'd marry me when i'm the chairman. she married me when i was a young captain heading off to vietnam for years, leaving her behind. we are very close to serve? >> there is another part of the book says the best thing about being disappointed if you get over it. [laughter] >> thank you. >> was different? do you think that educators should allow more choice among the young [inaudible question] >> this is a fascinating question we could spend an hour on. must public-school education, that's what you are suggesting. i know that's what you're suggesting. [laughter] >> okay. one of the things that i have found, and i only took over this in recent years. i have gone over certain things. in high school i was exposed to stuff the bored me to death at the time. thirty or for 40
of the bush administration and particularly the obama years and actually whether we're getting any stronger or whether we're in a more precarious position now than we've been before. >> host: mary in corpus christi, texas, you're on booktv with david roth cob of -- rothkopf. >> caller: mr. rothkopf, i find this conversation very interesting. i was wondering if you could comment on the reckoning that is to come a little bit? >> guest: well, i think one dimension of the reckoning that lies ahead is, in fact, the competition between capitalism. right now in the united states we have, you know, coming out of a period where we've been the ascending power, we've been the ones who have sort of set the standards for how markets and governments should work together. but clearly asian economies are driving and growing faster, and their version of capitalism -- which has a much bigger role for government, which has government playing a more of a strong-handed role in sort of picking winners and losers in determining who gets educated and how they get educated -- those forms of capitalism seem to be ga
convention. they asked when did i endorse obama, and i said tonight. i knew that i had to get off the fence and go for him because john mccain had just said that women's problem was that we didn't have enough education or training. that's why we didn't make enough money. i couldn't can let that go. i had to start campaigning and tried to get the laws changed. because it was important. it was a record deal. it took us 18 months to get the lily ledbetter bill passed. and the paycheck fairness act. fifteen years in the works, it failed by two votes. all democrats voted for it, but no republican would come across the aisle and vote for it. it was the same as the lily ledbetter bill. had that been the law, i would've known that i was getting shortchanged. way back when and i could've done something about it. but there's his people's lives. this is not a game. this is families across the nation. and i have learned that young people are suffering because her mothers are working two jobs and they still can't make ends meet. and their mothers are not there to prepare good healthy meals, the kids are
street ended the obama administration as i was carrying out my job at sigtarp and providing oversight. he warned me if i didn't change my tone up at her credibility to get a job after sigtarp, when i left government, presumably to get a job on wall street, but it seemed to him i wasn't interested in that. he said within the administration. if i change my tone, became her upbeat and positive, good things could happen to me. he mentioned perhaps an obama appointment as a judge if only i would change my tone. at the time and i heard the conversation, i thought it was being threatened or bribed to be honest with you. basically if you don't shape up, mr. camile ruin your entire career, but if you change your tune, good things can happen to you. later i realized he was explaining to me how washington works and what it means to be a regulator in washington and that means player punches, go with the flow and great things can happen, including a rich career on wall street, to speak your mind and be effective and you can do yourself real harm. c-span: herb allison, you describe came from merrill ly
. met today with president obama at the white house. in a few minutes president karzai speaks at george town university. you can see live on our companion networking c-span. coming up later today c-span2 q & a with sonia on the non-profit group that works with high-risk youth through mentoring, after school programs and community involvement. that's at 6:00 p.m. eerp. at 7:00 matthew, director and producer of the movie that looks at problems in american health care and cost effective solutions. called roosevelt's heavily forested -- [inaudible] he unlike mrs. roosevelt, he knew when to be still in the presence of the president, when to back off and tell a joke. after he won the election, wendell was in his office. they remained friends. and he said to the president, why do you keep that man so close to you? that man being hopkins. he did not like hopkins. and roosevelt said, you know, you may be in the office someday and you'll understand, but he asks for nothing except to serve me. >> trusted adviser, friend, and confident to fdr. he lived in the white house for three and a half years.
obama and homeland is the favor show and the queen invited everybody to bucking hamming palace once the the dust settled out and won oscars. [laughter] but my question is when you're dealing with lives, real people who you're portraying or in the case of oklahoma home "homeland" or "24". what is we were talking about next door. maybe you can answer, michael, how is tony blair's perception change as a result of the film and the queen's perception change in the mind of the public and question go on and talk about homeland and "24" and that . >> this are many things you're working with when you do a tv show that has so many political emphasis and one of the things is you came against the agenda of people in terms of the agenda they have for looking at and discussing and judgments politicians. people tend to be more comfortable looking at things black and white. you can judge them against other people and make the choice and that kind of stuff. the first, of course, duty of an artist is to go beyond black and white is to become three dimensional look for rounded it out to make it real a
is visiting the u.s. this week. tomorrow meeting with president obama at the white house. also tomorrow, speaking at georgetown university. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern, and you can see it live on our companion network, c-span. >> the "washington post" recently held a forum on women. labor secretary held that silas spoke about her career from and turning in the white house during the carter administration to serving in the obama administration. since this discussion from december, the secretary announced she is leaving her post at the end of the president's first term. >> good morning, and welcome. we have a remarkable gathering of women this morning, and they are -- their personal stories and backgrounds are as varied as america itself. they come from los angeles and cleveland and baltimore. they grew up poor, not so poor, asian-american, african-american, hispanic, and white. each of them have one thing in common. they are all phenomenally successful. each rose to the top of their field, whether parts or politics or sports, and we are going to talk to them today about how they did it,
of virginia so i say that a lot. >> thank you for coming. jefferson question and an obama question. when jefferson's time camelot of new territory into the united states the question of whether it would be slave or free, what were the political factions that were tugging at jefferson and what political considerations ultimately led to his decision whether the new territory with the slave or free anti obama question, he talked about the president has -- what do you say to him? >> i have never been invited so i don't know. bob carroll, we look alike. as i like to say to bob, my guys died along time ago. it is a great question. jody kantor has been riding on this. what i have heard about obama is like all presidents you get behind that desk which is an unparalleled experience as president kennedy said to david herbert donald one day, the great historian, donald comes in, one of those rankings of presidents came out, kennedy didn't like it and he said no one, he pointed at his desk, no one has the right to judge anyone, even for james buchanan, who hasn't sat at that descant seen what he has
versus the uncool thing important? it won an election. let's face it. the reason people like barack obama is he is cool. he beat a war hero, community activist, organizers beat a war hero four years ago. how does that happen? because he was cool. it was cool to vote for him. the culture embraces fake coolness over real achievement. kids would rather play astronaut than be one. more interesting in being famous than being an actor and actually doing something. there is a real where big bright spot to president barack obama being re-elected. it's like tearing off of off the band-aid. if he lost, he would be back four years later and he would be 45% more grayer, which makes him more trustworthy. so we're uncool. that's the way we are. that's how we are. don't believe that. i look at our message. what is our message? we like to build things. making things is cool. what's wrong with that? we like to open stuff. that's good. competition is awesome. the liberal view, self-esteem is better. it's better to feel self-esteem without competition. that doesn't work. the highest incidence of self-esteem
and the family. president obama's second inaugural address coming up soon, it will be a good time for him to remind the country that our government is dependent on the people, not the other way around. we also need more clarity and discussion from all leaders. despite the widespread excesses that children do better to parents married household. despite what we know about the ability of the financial hardship caused by single parents, single parents trying to raise children on their own, and despite statistics about the worst educational game, greater criminal justice involvement among single parents hammes. despite all of this our leaders, our universities, our media, our religious institutions and the leaders of the group with the problem of single parenthood is most severe, both the african-american and hispanic communities, refuse to take this issue on aggressively or deal with it in any meaningful way. this problem is particularly glaring in the recording of most of -- which to its sometimes credit to both great efforts to chronicling in remarkable detail the difficulties of the poor,
compromise, and i believe president obama has in fact done that. how? >> the president has said and reached out across the aisle on various things with regards to economic reform, tax reform, immigration reform. i think -- while i don't have a crystal ball, i think there is little doubt that the president would be willing to compromise if the other party is willing to meet him part of the way. now the other party's job is to see how much it can get from its side of come and given the issues we've been through such as the fiscal cliff, the fact is there is no way out of these issues without compromise, but i do think that we would see compromise on something like immigration reform because demographics is destiny, and the republicans as well as the democrats recognize that they have to show some support for immigration reform if they are not going to in the case of the republicans move the hispanic population permanently to the republican party. so, the president has already shown willingness to compromise, and all of the data shows that republicans are the party that moves further to the ri
that was committed to his destruction just like the republican congress was committed to barack obama's downfall in his first term. and he had to work with those guys, and he did work with them, and he also machiavellian maneuvers that he had, he outlasted them. and he outmaneuvered them. there was this -- they refused to, um, confirm any of his appointments, and then there was the famous massacre, they called it, where the city council had a meeting, and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested, indicted or convicted of various crimes such as insurance fraud and fixing races at a local track. so buddy used that to kind of engineer a coup in which he took over the city council. and the l.a. times came to town and did a feature about him. and he said that in the general population felons are something like 1 in 10,000 on the city council, it was 1 in 8. he had charisma, he could walk into a room, and if there were 100 people there and one that hated him, he would go to that one person. he would go to the opening of an envelope. i remember being a young repo
. [applause] >> on c-span2, jane harman and president obama's defense department who heads the cia. and those facing foreclosure. and later, the fiscal cliff deal. >> i enjoy the capitol hill coverage because i started there many decades ago. there are certain committee hearings that are very informative to the public. i like the way that c-span covers and in the way that they present themselves. in his commentary, but not edited out. it gives a real sense to the american people. >> c-span is created by america's cable company in 1979. yesterday, president obama nominated john brennan had the cia. and a discussion took place with chuck hagel and jane harman. >> we are with jane harman, who is now with us. she served on the intelligence committee from 2006 to 2007. let's begin with the pick of john brennan. what does this entail? >> guest: he has been the center of obama's intelligence committee for four years now. he has managed the terrorism program quite well. and he is the gentleman that obama trust the most. i think it is an extremely good appointment. >> host: what does the job entail? >
by president obama's 2012 campaign comments supporting an all-of the-above agenda on energy and his statements outlining specific support for oil and natural gas production. we need more energy ever all times. even as we dramatically expand renubility energy sources and increase energy fossil fuels continue to have an important role to play. not only does natural gas have an increase role in electrician generation it provides the raw materials to manufacture wind turbine, and solar panel. it's a backup power. a future of abundant domestic energy is already being made real through today's oil and natural gas industry investments. in cutting edge technology, to our resources previously thought unreachable. with unconventional resources soon expected to produce the majority of american's energy we may soon be calling them very conventional. shale energy development has been a game changer for communities, the economy, and even our environment as increased use of natural gas has reduced co2 emissions in the united states to 1992 levels. since 1990, the industry has invested more than $252 billion
supported the mission, president obama has taken a been there and done that approach but we haven't been there for 40 years and the international partners who would have helped us have never been there. if we cannot lead the world with space, china and russia will inevitably feel the way that we left behind, and that will have a trickle-down effect. the number of people at the train as scientists and engineers to keep america's pre-eminence not in space but practically everything else. so, dr. pace, will you describe the problems caused by the cancellation of the consolation program and what is needed from congress in this current fiscal environment to ensure the success of the space launch? >> thank you, sir. that is a tall order. i think one of the crucial things the consolation program was supposed to do is to provide a smooth transition for the work force and for the capability the nation has off of the shuttle program to what ever came next. and we've lost that now. the deep integration between the low earth orbit and the destinations that was hoped for i think is also gone. i would
, and elsewhere. we were encouraged by president obama's 2012 campaign comments supporting and all of the above agenda on energy. and his statements outlining specific support for oil and natural gas production. we need more energy of all typ types. even if we dramatically expand renewable energy sources and increase our energy efficiency, fossil fuels will continue to have an important role to play. that only does natural gas have been increasingly important role in electricity generation, it provides the raw materials needed to manufacture wind turbines, solar panels. it is essential as a backup our do intermittent electricity sources. a future of abundant domestic energy is already being made real through today's oil and natural gas industry investmen investments. in cutting-edge technologies to access resources, previously thought unreachable. with unconventional resources to expected to produce the majority of america's energy, we may soon be calling them the very conventional. shale energy development has been a game changer for years in the economy, and even our environment. as increased
cameraman". what's the association with the obama campaign or the obama administration? >> well, in 2008, on the obama campaign, i was the first videographer, something i carry ied into the first two years in the white house. the last cycle, i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house. i worked in the new and strange murky world of super packs and pacs and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008. how were you hooked up with the president? >> well, you know, there was an ad on craig's list -- no, that's not the case. there was a place of right place, right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's a more normal path into politics, as much as i was interested, i was a fiction filmmaker, not first on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate about politics and wanted to get involved, brought me in, and then i hit it off with the senator and traveled, you know, inside the bubble. >> how long did you do anything? was it 24/7 for you for awhile? >> you know, especially in -- on the campaign, it really felt like 24/7. i was
. the obama administration works from targeting unauthorized individuals to targeting employers since january of 2009, there are more than 8000 employers. it imposed about $88 million and a very significant departure from the past. there has been an increased effort in the labor enforcement we all know that it is all part of our enforcement system. therefore the department of labor has gone into more targeted enforcement on the books where there may be the department of labor has been increasing. i think of ice at the 19th 86 time was a philosophical time, i think students 50 years from now would definitely agree that it would be immigration history. it was a before christ and after christ moment. many know that congress decided to enact authorized immigrants and especially those in history. and it is an extraordinary unprecedented part of the criminal justice system. clearly unprecedented in history, i would also like to say it is unprecedented in any enforcement regime. i have summarized those that have been led with the trend, which we have also talked about. we used to make civil violatio
years. obama has to finish out his term and hillary is going to take another eight years. rubio will help for the republicans but he is cuban and the latinos are not going to go for mexicans and latinos. you have to remember the cubans had kennedy and the russians and all that. the latinos will not follow you as they would a real latino. >> host: what was your first about speaker boehner? >> caller: he needs to have a republican presidents to have any help. >> guest: it's a very fair point. one of the real problems right t right now is in the republican party and even within the conservative movement. so many people were banking on mitt romney winning the presidential election and so much of what we have seen on plan b in the house on the fiscal cliff and senate and the house is a reaction of not having the power everyone expected or hoped for coming out of the 2012 election so there's a real question on what is moving forward. your question about hispanic vote is an interesting one because beyond all these fiscal issues immigration is likely to bubble up in 2013 is a major issu
. the reelection of president barack obama made offical as a vote to cast on the floor today. that's really quite a historic event. so pleased that our new members will be here to bear witness to that treat several weeks ago i came before you bringing our 49 new members together, and we saw the beautiful diversity in every possible way. gender, geography, philosophy in every possible way, ethnicity of course. and now they are members of congress with constituents, and they will have a representative voting -- have a vote on the floor today for the electoral. the vote has been taken. but it was there who made the vote. yesterday on the floor represented several issues that i think we can work together on and extend a hand of friendship to the republicans to say let's work together for job creation, for good paying jobs here in america, build our infrastructure, address our energy challenges, make it an american so american families can make it in america. talk about the safety of the american people that we want to -- again, we must work together in a bipartisan way and with the president calls a
president obama signed the law. >> great question. the day i heard the verdict my husband and i started a singing group that the church. when i got the call, we thought we would go have lunch and golan our merry way. the media started calling and lawyers said you don't have to respond but i didn't have anything to be embarrassed so if they call us come on in and we opened the door and they came in, video and reported and hank williams that night with a hook up, did questions and the next day cnn came and it was one media radio norman lear called that night and said i will send -- do you know how i am? yes, you made the jeffersons and all in the family. that is what i remember. we videoed all day. it is still running, some of the money youtube. you can't believe what you see on tv because they read around your house, take your phones and the dining room table and coffee table and a cake and i say i don't think so, i logged $3.8 million and you want me to make a cake? he said you got a coffeemaker. my husband is retired military. he is the big coffee person. they had to pour it out and ma
a balance sheet analysis of things. it will change. i was campaigning for president obama in seattle and was with an amazing supportive housing organization there that showed, they had 23 homeless people, they looked at their medical expenses for the year before they came into the supportive housing and the year after. 23 people they saved their local hospital a million dollars in medical expenses because we all know, it's far more expensive for -- to leave somebody, especially if they have a mental health issue, for more expensive to leave them on the street than to come in and empower this -- the study talked about medical expenses but didn't do this. i went to visit the residents. i met one man who now is volunteering, now was teaching people about cooking, and making contributions. so, we have a backward way of thinking about this. this is why i think over criminal justice system in america is the most -- if you're a republican, that should be your biggest cause to go after because it's big wasteful government. it doesn't need to be that way. if we were empowering people to succe
, and it was interesting, though, the idea that he would go outside the record and complain about president obama's order on young people who had been brought here with their parents illegally and undocumented, and he did get a lot of really negative press on it, and, in fact, people suggested he should step down, but, frankly, i think, he will still be doing what he does. >> guest: she's right about that. c-span: you will be doing what you do -- >> guest: what's this going outside the record stuff? c-span: that was at -- >> guest: imnumerable cases in which we cite newspaper articles, so many cases, there's no law you can't cite the record. if it's a factual matter up for decision, of course, you can only use the matter set forth in the record to determine the facts, but that's not the purpose for which i used it at all, and we use the public records all the time. the point i made this had nothing to do with the factual determination. i don't want to -- people should read the opinion to see whether my use of that sowled non-record materialfuls profit or not. c-span: were you surprised at the reaction wh
for us, me, woke up in 2008 and thought what can i do today to get barack obama elected president. having fight a democratic president on social security and just to be clear, he put -- he publicly admitted he put social security benefit cuts on the table. that is not a position i want to be in. that's not what i worked for in 2008, and what some of the other people worked for >> host: worked for it in 2012? regretting working for the president? >> our organization prioritized congress in 2012. the number one candidate was elizabeth warren calling out the ig and big wall street bankers yesterday. we raised over $1 minute 15 million, from 69,000 small grassroots contributions. >> host: in the last election cycle? >>>> guest: the last cycle. it was a couple months before she decided to run, raised $100,000 before she decided to run so on the day of the campaign she could hire a staff and port together a confident campaign, which she did and had 30 candidates overall this cycle that were successful. we ensured we didn't work to undermind the president. that would have been a disaster if mitt
in the whole issue of where democracy draw the li line. but mr. obama, if you recall the speech, i'm talking about moral equivalency here, said that the cold war was stupid and useless, and had no positive outcome. america and russia were equal to win, after all, this was america's and its allies greatest triumph since world war ii. please rate america's credibility military and diplomatic in relation to those three countries, senator. >> another leading question. >> i don't, i don't like to be overly critical of my own government. i congratulate president obama on his reelection. of the and american people have spoken, and it's up to us as a little opposition to support the president whatever we possibly can, especially on national security, foreign policy issue. very briefly, russia clearly has failed. the ngos being thrown out, the new definition of treason law that was just passed a couple days ago and russia. i mean, the list is a long. by the way, we're about to pass the bill through the united states senate. just went to the house but it will be very interesting to see mr. putin's rea
obama students, pro running students came out under the campus and demonstrated the right. they can do that. and a handful of students were screaming out racial slurs. putting that in context, the next day three times that amount of people showed up for a candlelight ceremony protesting the incident the night before. so mississippi was mississippi is moving. but you're right. there is more and more that should come and talk about it. you can get a balanced picture that their view of the south may not be the correct view today. it is not just a bunch of rioters throwing bricks. thank you. >> can you talk a little more about social security details? and i assume you were chosen for that. to you know why you were chosen? how did it end? >> thank you. i was the lead jeep in my battalion once we landed to go down sarah oxford. we were not prepared. i had to -- do your best. this is up for i have some not -- this is after i asked him about a map. armies have maps of central europe bread russian tanks will come across, park benches to my fire and utterance. we did not have a map to get that f
-the-board aspects to it. it is important in your go in january 2012, president obama announced a new defense strategy. we believe it is the right one for the times. interestingly, despite a lot of criticism for all the specifics are we proposing connection to that strategy, most members of congress deemed to have accepted this strategy. it is meant to help us confront a period of time that we face in complex security challenges. syria and arab spring, iran and its relations with the whole world to include israel, north korea and so many more. so what are the elements of this strategy? i won't spend a lot of time, but briefly it assumes we will be smaller, have leaner forces, but they will be highly ready forces. one of the ways they will be leaner is we will no longer write their forces for long stability operations like we did in iraq. but we will look for ways for reversibility because we understand and often guess wrong about future threats. we feel that we must be highly ready because there is a much of a note on the category of threat to national security. the second major item in that
that president obama enacted in 2009 tax credits focus on lower income and moderate and moderate income folks. those are scheduled at the beginning of the year. blue at the bottom payroll tax cuts. the temporary payroll tax cut you can see all income levels in the scheduled to expire at the end of the year. end of last year. so this is what was tito. also in the purple color for the taxes originally enacted in the health reforms scheduled to begin at the beginning of this year. see how different tax provisions scheduled to strike at the start of the year, take them all together they add up to a pretty big hit. this is what actually happened. same scale, same structure under the taxpayer relief act. when they came to visualize with going on in your mind. a couple things to leave out. the bars on what actually happened are by and large much lower than what were scheduled to happen. enough orders of magnitude, signed into law last week avoided less than two thirds of the scheduled fiscal cliff. more than a third of the class was avoided. the part that happened, as you can see here, for most amer
believe will help lay the groundwork for president karzai's discussions tomorrow with president obama president obama on these and other topics. president karzai and i believe very strongly that general allen's plan that was adopted in chicago by nato is working and we are we are fully committed to vanishing the job. i also assured the president that my successor, secretary of defense, will be equally committed to working with him and achieving the goal of an independent and strong afghanistan. on that note again i want to commend president obama and his decision to nominate chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. i have known chuck for a long time. i think he is the right person to lead the department at this time. not only because he is a decorated yet mom combat veteran, but he understands washington and understands the issues that confront our national defense. despite a lot of very severe budget pressures which i will speak to in a moment's, we need to maintain, and i believe he believes we need to maintain the world's most powerful and ready force to deal with the secur
then you go to the white house will you tell your friends what was served at dinner what michele obama war? what was a senator really like what obamacare said to you and how the spoon managed to fall into your jacket? today we pick up the cell phone and we have lost that were weak text that we do not describe the ambience or the music field to say cool or jerk and will bayous vowels. 200 years ago we would composed several lengthy letters that provided a context. we know what the weather was on certain days of george's life because he took notes of the of whether. we know how many heads of cattle he slaughtered because he wrote it down. the internet provides a great way for us to do research about traveling around the world. it provides a way to connect people but also with new technology we could lose a lot. historians will have a rough time. but today we are extra cognizant of the impact of the damning letter. they were historic for some extent. later in life toward washington tried to collect and edit his earlier letters he was up for speller. he tried to collect letters to rewrite them
from those kinds of unfair practices. the obama administration just in the last year has finally levied some stiff penalties in the whole solar area. but the fact is the horse is out of the barn on this issue several years ago. and it's hard to see whether or not that industry will ever recover from the damage done by those practices. >> host: henry in illinois e-mails in: i feel so disillusioned hearing what you have to say, and yet as a consumer i feel like america has experienced such great progress and prosperity since the 50es when i was born -- '50s when i was born. do you see america in decline, or do we continue to improve in spite of ourselves? are you optimist inabout america? >> guest: i'm decidedly pessimistic. one quick one, we haven't even touched, we didn't touch on any of the books. but if you do any reading, you can see this truck coming down the road, and that is robots. for so long robots did one thing, punched a hole or fastened a screw or something. now they do multiple tasks. and once that takes hold, this is going to result in the elimination of just untold jobs.
the messiness. help us understand the choices that the obama administration make and how you think out to deal with this. >> it's good to be here. i want to thank brookings and appreciating her with angel and michael. this whole thing reminds me of the story, i'm just a country lawyer from colorado, but the story of the guy who prayed to win the lottery ticket. he just wanted to win the lottery over and over again, and he was constantly asking the lord, would you help me? would you out of? i've lived a good life. i've never asked you for very much, and years went by come he never won the lottery. finally, he is down on his knees, help me, i need this money so badly. finally, the clouds part and a voice comes down from heaven, why don't you meet me halfway and just buy a ticket? >> guest: colorado and washington just wanted to get. about a ticket to the slaughter. now we have to figure out is this a can of lottery that will be good or bad. if you don't like lotteries, i respect some people don't like them at all, can this be a less bad lottery than it otherwise might be? think about the winners
of the names, donovan or president obama was working there and bob zoellick, is that the name right? zoellick with the republican party was also there. can duberstein was a member of the board. seal the seams. tim geithner is in your book, nor treasury secretary. was his relationship to all this? >> guest: tim geithner is the president of the new york fed during the years when regulation became extremely lax in this country for financial institutions and particularly new york, citibank was the purview of the new york fed and obviously not paying attention because citibank became one of the biggest nightmares of the bailout brigade. so tim geithner was really at the creation of this kind of belief that banks could set their own capital standards, which are riveted for a wonderful thing that spreads risk and financial innovation was not to be stopped. there's all this kind of mindset really came down from greenspan i think, who said it really was anti-regulation, not interested in making sure that financial products that were sold to people were not going to go up on them five minutes later. an
a republican congress is to barack obama's downfall in his first term. he had to work with those guys and he did work with him. he also machiavelli and university had, he outlasted them. he outmaneuvered them. they refuse to confirm any of his appointments and then there was the famous massacre they called it where the city council at a meeting and they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who had been arrested or indicted or convicted of various crimes such as insurance fraud. and fixing races at a local
with president obama. it's been a real struggle. it's very difficult in my husband has taken on far more of the load. and he was very active even before, but he's taken on much more of the load. i leave so early that i'm getting up as they leave and i come home and it's time for them to go to bed. it's a struggle and that's why you see fewer women at the top in a lot of professions because there's a lot of self-selection. they're subtle things as well, but a lot of self-selection has surely said, shirley ann. you go in different paths because you don't want to sacrifice your family life. >> i would just say i have not had the blessing of children, so my work ethic in that i'm there all the time. i live in edinburgh and is always there and my assignment in foreign policy and protect other is to be there when there's emergencies around the world. but i have colleagues who i grew up with here. judy woodruff with three children, including a child with special needs and for children at the white house all these years and other young colleagues now in our bureau come young producers and associ
's a democrat. he voted for obama. a liberal on social issues as well. they famously didn't have fox news in the headquarter. usually when you go to the military headquarter they have tv screens and have fox news on. he didn't. c-span: you say who is the fellow dave silverman? >> guest: a character. a navy seal who became one of general's most trusted right hand men, and very dynamic guy. very interesting guy. very entertaining guy, very accomplished individual. in fact now and dave had a great time hanging out with him on this trip, and now day silverman is the ceo of the mccrystal group which is his consulting firm he set up. c-span: you say in your book i've seen other places he's on the boards. >> guest: jetblue. he's offering training seminars for a lot of money. c-span: he got along pretty well. >> guest: $60 ,000 a speaking engagement and he has a book. c-span: go back to the moment who said yes you could come inside? >> guest: i got the e-mail from duncan and duncan said why don't you come over to paris where general mccrystal is going drum up support for the nato allies. he e-mai
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